D.A. Horton, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, currently serves as the National Coordinator for Urban Student Missions at the North American Mission Board (NAMB). His prior work includes serving as the Executive Director of ReachLife Ministries, the non-profit ministry of Reach Records and an urban church planter, pastor and Lead Teaching Elder in Kansas City, MO for 6 years. D.A. also has served as an Adjunct Professor at Calvary Bible College teaching systematic and contemporary theology courses in addition to the seven urban-focused courses he wrote for the Urban Studies major. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies at Calvary Bible College and his Master’s Degree in Christian Studies from Calvary Theological Seminary. D.A. is currently working towards his PhD in Applied Theology with a North American Missions emphasis at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.